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  • 10 Chilling New Things About Charles Manson Detailed in His New Biography

    08/12/2013 10:35:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | Mon., Aug. 12 2013 | Sarah Fenske
    There's a new biography of Charles Manson out this month -- which seems like the last thing America needs, in light of the reams of print that have already been devoted to the wannabe pop star who led his "family" to commit nine murders in the summer of 1969, terrifying Los Angeles. And yet Manson: The Life of Times and Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn is riveting, a thoroughly researched biography that manages to be a breezy page-turner. Even those who've already read extensively about the Manson murders and their aftermath may find new insight into the pint-sized West Virginia-born...
  • Woman who tried to kill Ford to be released August 16

    08/05/2009 2:32:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies · 1,050+ views
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2009
    The woman who tried to assassinate President Gerald Ford is expected to be released from prison on August 16 after serving her sentence. Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a one-time follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, has been serving a life sentence . Fromme has been incarcerated at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas. Fromme had told her defense attorney she staged the attack because she "wanted to get some attention for a new trial" for Manson and members of his gang.
  • Manson family member Leslie Van Houten is again denied freedom

    06/05/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten’s willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board’s decision...
  • Governor denies parole to ex-Manson follower

    03/01/2013 8:15:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    SF Gate ^ | March 1, 2013 | Linda Deutsch - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The enduring mystery of why young people joined Charles Manson's murderous family appeared to be at the heart of Gov. Jerry Brown's decision Friday to reverse a parole board's recommendation and keep Bruce Davis in prison. Brown said he wants Davis, who has been behind bars for 42 years, to come clean about all the details of his involvement with Manson's cult and the two gruesome killings of a stuntman and a musician.
  • California governor weighs parole for Charles Manson follower

    02/03/2013 5:15:15 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | February 2, 2013 | Michael Martinez and Kyung Lah
    California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to grant parole to a convicted murderer who followed notorious killer Charles Manson, a spokeswoman for the governor said. Brown's office received a formal recommendation from the state board parole Friday to release Bruce Davis, 70, who would be the first Manson "family" member to secure freedom solely for good behavior. Brown has 30 days -- or until March 3 -- to either modify, affirm or reverse the parole board's recommendation, a corrections spokeswoman said. In 2010, Davis secured his first formal recommendation for parole by the state board, but then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger...
  • Exclusive: New Evidence Possible in Manson Family Murders

    05/24/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 24, 2012 | Olsen Ebright and Patrick Healy
    Possible new evidence has surfaced in the Manson Family murders and police are poised to hear it for the first time, according to documents obtained by NBC4. In a letter dated March 19, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck requested "eight hours or so" of audio recordings between attorney Bill Boyd and his then-client Charles "Tex" Watson, according to a U.S. bankruptcy filing. Watson, the former right-hand man of Charles Manson, is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1969 Manson Family murders. Although the LAPD has yet to receive the recordings, police believe the interviews could contain information...
  • Manson acolyte 'Tex' Watson denied parole

    11/16/2011 4:06:34 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | November 16, 2011 | CNN Staff
    (CNN) -- Charles Denton "Tex" Watson, one of the chief participants in the Manson Family murders in the summer of 1969, will stay in prison at least another five years, the California Board of Parole Hearings announced Wednesday. Watson, 65, was denied parole for the 16th time, the board said, and will not be considered again until 2016.
  • Charles Manson family member who admitted stabbing heiress on his orders is denied parole

    01/26/2011 1:05:53 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 73 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4:49 PM on 21st January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A Charles Manson follower has been ordered to remain in prison after parole board officials rejected her claim she was a changed woman. The two-member panel said the viciousness and notoriety of Patricia Krenwinkel's crimes outweighed her efforts at rehabilitation behind bars. Krenwinkel, now 63, wept and apologised during the hearing, but officials said the deaths of seven people in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders 'remained relevant'.
  • Violent leftists agree with SPLC and 'Waco Jim' on threat from the armed right

    11/10/2010 11:31:02 AM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 43 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Codrea
    On Monday, we asked, in the context of the Southern Poverty Law Center conflating Constitutionalists with haters, if a video warning law enforcement to cue their behavior in citizen encounters off of bumper stickers could either chill free speech or endanger Americans expressing political sentiments. We followed up yesterday asking if video co-narrator/former ATF Special Agent in Charge James Cavanaugh was a credible SPLC spokesperson. Here’s someone—a leading “respected” academic and activist who agrees with “Waco Jim” and the SPLC about the armed political right: "It's racist, it's armed, it's hostile, it's unspeakable," she said. "White people armed, demanding an...
  • Manson follower denied parole

    07/06/2010 5:59:27 PM PDT · by Justaham · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7-6-10 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    CHINO, Calif. — A parole board has denied freedom for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for the 19th time. Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. That was one night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed. Van Houten did not participate in the Tate slayings. She was incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at Frontera, the same prison where another Manson follower, Patricia Krenwinkle, is imprisoned. Susan Atkins, the third woman convicted of murder in the crimes directed by cult leader...
  • Manson follower faces 19th parole hearing

    07/06/2010 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 2+ views
    KABC/AP ^ | July 6, 2010 | Amy Powell
    CHINO, Calif. (KABC) -- She was convicted in one of the most notorious murder cases in Los Angeles history, and on Tuesday, former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten faces her 19th parole hearing. It may be her best chance yet for release. She was just 19 when she joined members of the Manson cult in the killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.
  • Arnold: No Parole For Manson Follower

    06/28/2010 4:11:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Jun 28, 2010 | DON THOMPSON
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has rejected a recommendation to parole a member of Charles Manson's cult who was convicted of taking part in killings more than four decades ago. Bruce Davis is serving life sentences for two 1969 slayings, although he was not involved in the infamous murders by Manson followers of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles. The governor in a letter made public on Monday reversed a January decision by the state parole board, saying the murders were "especially heinous." "I believe his release would pose an unreasonable risk of danger to society at this time,"...
  • Parole recommended for Manson family member Davis

    01/28/2010 6:00:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 640+ views
    SFGate ^ | January 28, 2010 | Linda Deutsch
    Bruce Davis, a member of Charles Manson's murderous cult who participated in two killings, was recommended for parole Thursday after nearly four decades in prison. The 67-year-old Davis has been in prison since 1972 after being convicted in the murders of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. Attorney Michael Beckman, who represented Davis at the parole hearing, said Davis acknowledged for the first time that he shared responsibility for the crimes, even though he didn't kill anyone himself. "He said, 'I was as responsible as everyone there,'" Beckman said. The recommendation by a two-member panel of the Board...
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 7:09:23 AM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 117 replies · 3,581+ views
    LA Times ^ | September 25, 2009 | Elaine Woo
    <p>Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.</p>
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61

    09/25/2009 10:00:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies · 1,235+ views
    LATimes ^ | September 25, 2009
    Manson follower Susan Atkins dies at 61 Atkins and Charles Manson appear in court on Oct. 13, 1970, in Santa Monica to enter pleas in the July 27, 1969, stabbing death of musician Gary Hinman, 34, at Hinman's Topanga Canyon home. (Associated Press) Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61. Atkins died at the Central California Women's facility in Chowchilla on Thursday night,...
  • Manson follower Susan Atkins dies

    09/25/2009 12:54:21 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 73 replies · 6,214+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | September 25, 2009 | N/A
    Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who admitted killing actress Sharon Tate 40 years ago, has died. She was 61. California Department of Corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton said Atkins, who suffered from brain cancer, had been in hospice care in recent days. Thornton said Atkins died late Thursday night at a prison hospital in Chowchilla where she had been moved when she became ill. Early this month, she lost her final bid for parole.
  • When Compassion Is Cruel

    09/06/2009 4:24:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 907+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2009 | Steve Chapman
    People don't always get what they deserve in this world, so it is gratifying to see when someone does. It happened Wednesday when a California parole board insisted that Susan Atkins, a 61-year-old amputee with incurable brain cancer, live her few remaining months in prison rather than the embrace of her loved ones. This may sound like pointless excess inflicted on someone whose crime, committed 40 years ago, is ancient history. But even to mention Atkins without first mentioning her victims is an affront. In 1969, she repeatedly thrust a knife into an innocent woman who was eight and a...
  • Dying Manson follower Atkins denied parole

    09/02/2009 10:38:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,363+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 3, 2009 | Dan Whitcomb
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Susan Atkins, a follower of mass killer Charles Manson convicted nearly four decades ago in some of the most notorious murders in U.S. history, lost her 18th bid for release on Wednesday. Atkins -- terminally ill with brain cancer and, according to her attorney, paralyzed over much of her body -- was denied her freedom by the California Parole Board after a hearing at the prison where she is being held. Now 61, Atkins was convicted in 1971 of taking part in seven "Manson Family" murders, including that of heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife...
  • Mercy for a Murderer? Charles Manson Follower Susan Atkins Up for Parole

    09/02/2009 5:42:10 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 70 replies · 4,532+ views
    abc news ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | By SARAH NETTER
    Forty Years After Gruesome Cult Killings, Susan Atkins is Paralyzed, Near Death Charles Manson follower and convicted mass murderer Susan Atkins is expected to appear in person today to plead for parole so she can die outside of prison, but officials said her condition is on an "hour by hour" basis.
  • Lynette Fromme, convicted of the attempted assassination of President Ford in '75, has been released

    08/14/2009 7:22:43 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 55 replies · 2,613+ views
    Breaking News Wire ^ | August 14,2009
    Lynette Fromme, convicted of the attempted assassination of President Ford in '75, has been released from prison, a prison spokeswoman says.
  • Susan Atkins On Quest For Parole, Forty Years After Charles Manson Murders

    08/13/2009 11:59:29 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 50 replies · 1,780+ views
    ABC News ^ | 8/7/09 | JIM AVILA and FELICIA PATINKIN
    These days, it is difficult to recognize the face of Susan Atkins, a notorious murderer from the Charles Manson cult. Still imprisoned, she's now gravely ill with brain cancer and asking for mercy that she did not give her victims. It was Atkins who held down pregnant actress Sharon Tate while she was stabbed 16 times. Atkins described the crime in blood-curdling detail at a parole hearing 16 years ago. "She asked me to let her baby live," Atkins said at the time. " I told her I didn't have mercy for her." Manson ordered Atkins and other "family" members...
  • Fox News Ch special with Greta Van Susteren re-airs tonight: 'Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders'

    08/08/2009 6:52:08 PM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies · 1,094+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | August 8, 2009
    [the program originally aired yesterday (Friday, 8/7/09) at 10 PM ET, but will re-air tonight (Sat, 8/8/09) at 10 PM ET and repeat at 2 AM and 4 AM ET very early Sunday morning, at least according to my cable TV program guide -etl] "On the Record" host Greta Van Susteren hosts "Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders" on FOX News Channel. Forty years ago, a two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles by the followers of an aspiring rock star and cult leader named Charles Manson terrified the Hollywood community and made headlines across the world. In the last four...
  • Fox News Channel special tonight with Greta Van Susteren: 'Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders'

    08/08/2009 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies · 1,162+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | August 8, 2009
    Friday, August 7, at 10 p.m. ET/Replay 1 a.m. ET "On the Record" host Greta Van Susteren hosts "Summer of Evil: The Manson Murders" on FOX News Channel. Forty years ago, a two-night murder rampage in Los Angeles by the followers of an aspiring rock star and cult leader named Charles Manson terrified the Hollywood community and made headlines across the world. In the last four decades, the savage murders of a beautiful actress named Sharon Tate and six others at the hands of a "family" of hippies have taken on mythical proportions. The story that shocked the world has...
  • Charles Manson Follower Ends Her Silence 40 years After Night of Slaughter

    08/01/2009 11:44:56 PM PDT · by kellynla · 47 replies · 3,515+ views
    The Malaysian Insider ^ | Aug 2, 2009 | staff
    LONDON, Aug 2 — They were the murders that ended the 1960s, the decade of love, in a bloodbath that shocked the world. Now, on the 40th anniversary of the killing of Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and her friends by Charles Manson's "Family", the gang member whose testimony convicted the killers has revealed for the first time her full involvement in the crimes. On the night of Aug 9, 1969, Linda Kasabian was sent by Manson with three other members of his Family — Tex Watson, Susan Atkins and Patricia "Katie" Krenwinkel — to break into Tate's home. There they...
  • Manson Follower Susan Atkins, With Six Months To Live, Granted Parole Hearing

    06/05/2009 10:21:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 71 replies · 16,322+ views
    LA Now ^ | June 05, 2009
    Manson follower Susan Atkins, with six months to live, granted parole hearing June 5, 2009 Last year, doctors diagnosed Susan Atkins with terminal cancer, prompting a failed bid by the convicted murderer and Charles Manson follower to receive a "compassionate release" from state prison. But Atkins, who gained infamy for her role in the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and others in a bloody two-night rampage in Los Angeles, may get one last chance to convince state parole officials she should no longer be kept behind bars. Officials with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Thursday...
  • Aging Manson 'Family' members long for freedom

    03/30/2009 10:19:33 PM PDT · by F15Eagle · 74 replies · 2,720+ views
    CNN.Com ^ | updated 1:47 p.m. EDT, Mon March 30, 2009 | By Ashley Broughton
    (CNN) -- Susan Atkins is terminally ill; Charles "Tex" Watson is an ordained minister. They and other members of Charles Manson's murderous "family" now shun him. After three decades behind bars, Manson family members Atkins, Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten have repeatedly been described as model prisoners who have accepted responsibility for their crimes. Parole boards, however, continue to reject their bids for release, and a debate rages over whether the four should ever be freed. The release of Manson's prison photo recently rekindled public interest in slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in a...
  • Another Communist Terrorist to be Free [Ayers and Dohrn comrade, Sara Jane Olson]

    03/19/2009 11:15:32 AM PDT · by ETL · 12 replies · 440+ views
    Accuracy In Media - AIM ^ | March 17, 2009 | Cliff Kincaid
    Another one of Bill Ayers’ and Bernardine Dohrn’s terrorist comrades is being released on the streets of America. Sara Jane Olson, a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), an off-shoot of the Weather Underground, has served only seven years for involvement in the murder of a bank customer and the attempted murder of Los Angeles police officers by bombing their cars. Meanwhile, justice continues to be sought for the victims of Weather Underground terrorism such as San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell, who was killed by a bomb on February 16, 1970. Former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl has...
  • The face of evil 40 years on: Prison releases new photo of mass killer Charles Manson (pic at site)

    03/19/2009 1:12:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 1,284+ views
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | March 19, 2009 | Mail Foreign Service
    The thick dark hair and beard has thinned and turned grey, his wild dark eyes are watery and his skin sags, but that swastika tattoo hints at the evil within. Almost 40 years after he was convicted of butchering six people, a new photograph of mass murderer Charles Manson has been released. The 74-year-old was pictured yesterday by corrections officials at a high security prison in California. It was taken as part of a routine update of files on inmates at Corcoran State Prison. Manson founded an infamous hippy commune in California in the late 1960s that became known as...
  • D.A. Cooley protests Susan Atkins' release request

    07/14/2008 11:20:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies · 106+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 14, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
    The district attorney says despite Atkins' terminal brain cancer, the Charles Manson follower's crimes warrant denying a 'compassionate release.'Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley has strongly urged state prison officials to reject former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Susan Atkins' request for "compassionate release" because of a terminal illness. In a July 11 letter to the chairman of the state Board of Parole Hearings, Cooley said Atkins' "horrific crimes alone warrant a denial of her request" to be released because she is dying of brain cancer. The board is scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday to consider Atkins'...
  • More Manson Family victim's bodies found

    03/16/2008 8:17:14 AM PDT · by null and void · 115 replies · 4,679+ views
    Fox news | 16 Mar 08 | nully
    Breaking on Fox, no link yet. This means there are new murders to tie to Charles Manson. Maybe, just maybe, he can get the death penalty for one or more of these. Assuming the liberal gods in black robes don't block it again to save him.
  • AP Exclusive: On Manson's trail, forensic testing suggests possible new grave sites

    03/15/2008 2:47:22 PM PDT · by kellynla · 40 replies · 2,381+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | March 15, 2008 | staff
    DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif.: Bone-white stretches of salt, leached up from the lifeless soil, lay like a shroud over the high desert where a paranoid Charles Manson holed up after an orgy of murder nearly four decades ago. Now, as then, few venture into this alkaline wilderness — gold-diggers, outlaws, loners content to live and let live. But a determined group of outsiders recently made the trek. They were leading forensic investigators searching for new evidence of death — clues pointing to possible decades-old clandestine graves. And the results of just-completed followup tests suggest bodies could indeed be lying...
  • Manson Follower Denied Parole

    06/02/2005 1:43:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies · 1,661+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2005
    Former Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins was denied parole for the 11th time Wednesday for her role in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others during a crime rampage that stunned the nation. Atkins, now 57, was one of cult leader Manson's "family" of young killers who burst into a Benedict Canyon home 36 years ago and killed Tate and four others. The following night, they stabbed to death a wealthy couple in their Los Angeles home. Although Atkins has since embraced Christianity and apologized for the killings, Board of Prison Terms spokesman Tip Kindel said the...
  • Former Manson Family Member Up For Parole This Month

    03/01/2005 7:34:53 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 203 replies · 5,199+ views
    Susan Atkins, convicted in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders, has a parole hearing on March 22, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
  • JAILED SQUEAKY'S LESBIAN LUST

    06/27/2003 8:52:10 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 37 replies · 1,190+ views
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2003 -- | Dick Johnson
    <p>THREE decades after being sent to prison for trying to assassinate President Gerald Ford, Charles Manson disciple Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme has found love - with a lesbian serial killer.</p> <p>Kristen Gilbert, a former Northampton, Mass., veterans affairs nurse, was convicted in 2001 of poisoning four patients in her care. Now she is said to be carrying on a caged-heat affair with none other than Manson's former groupie Fromme.</p>
  • Ex-Manson follower says she's political prisoner

    05/31/2003 4:24:23 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 44 replies · 1,734+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | May 31, 2003 | Associated Press
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Former Charles Manson disciple and convicted murderer Susan Atkins is suing Gov. Gray Davis, contending his policy opposing parole for nearly all murderers has made her a political prisoner. Parole board members and prison officials also are named in the federal civil rights lawsuit, which accuses them of ignoring the Constitution and parole rules to keep Atkins behind bars. "Over the course of her incarceration, Ms. Atkins has been transformed into a political prisoner," said the suit, filed by attorney Eric P. Lampel of Irvine. He said psychiatrists call her a model prisoner who is not a...
  • THE GIRL WHO ALMOST KILLED FORD

    06/27/2003 10:38:22 AM PDT · by Snerfling · 41 replies · 745+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 9/15/1975 | Time
    TIME MAGAZINE</FONT COLOR> SEPTEMBER 15, 1975THE GIRL WHO ALMOST KILLED FORD</FONT COLOR> Her name was Lynette Alice Fromme, and she was the first woman ever to attempt to kill a President of the U.S. Her manner was gentle, and while she was pretty in a freckle-faced, red-haired, little-girl sort of way, she would turn few heads on the street. But the 27-year-old woman behind this innocent facade was anything but normal. In her way, Lynette Fromme was as much a social aberration - an amoral freak - as Lee Harvey Oswald, the killer of John F. Kennedy, or Sihan...